Academic Honesty Awareness Week

The Student Academic Honesty Council (SAHC) is hosting the annual Academic Honesty Awareness Week March 2-5, 2015, in an effort to remind students of the promise they made to be academically honest when they applied to the University of Georgia.

The campaign features a day-long kickoff at the Tate Student Center and a series of events that provide information and discussion on plagiarism, research ethics and rights and responsibilities of students. Events include:

Monday, March 2

Academic Honesty Awareness Week Kickoff, Tate Student Center, 10am-3pm
Grab promotional items and information on UGA’s Academic Honesty Policy. Information on other events for the week will be available, as well as how students can join the Student Academic Honesty Council.

Tuesday, March 3

Lecture: Integrity in the Workplace: Is it all black and white, or can we find gray?
213 Miller Learning Center, 5-6:30pm
Dr. Marcus Feccheimer, a highly-regarded professor of cellular biology, will discuss issues concerning integrity in the workplace, including interactions with students, research ethics, conflict of interest, and confidentiality. Participants will work in small groups to discuss scenarios and then report the results of their discussion to the larger group. The scenarios will be designed to reveal different kinds of issues and choices that we face from time to time. It will be up to the participants to decide whether integrity is black and white, or not.

Wednesday, March 4

99 Problems, but the Law Isn't One: A discussion about your rights and responsibilities
Creswell Hall, 6pm

A collaborative event with University Judiciary about the rules and regulations of the law with guest speaker University of Georgia Police Capt. Dan Silk. The event will take place in the Creswell TV lounge. Food will be served.

Thursday, March 5

Debate: BIHR: Self-plagiarism should not be punishable under UGA's academic honesty policy
Phi Kappa Hall (north campus), 7pm
Debate led by Phi Kappa Literary Society.

Academic Honesty Awareness week is sponsored by the SAHC and the Office of the Vice President for Instruction. The council continues to be committed to engaging the student body on issues related to the integrity of academic work in a proactive way, as well as serving on academic honesty panels for students reported for possible academic dishonesty. For more information, contact Matt Willcox in the Office of Academic Honesty at 706-542-4336 or